This 1966 Gibson SG Junior is a great players grade example of a mid '60s Gibson guitar, with some changes over the years that make it a great vintage players guitar.
The SG Junior followed in the tradition of the Les Paul Junior that went before it, with a versatility that belies its simplicity. Since their introduction in 1954, these no frills, stripped back Junior models have been a go to for players of all different kinds, with a tone and playability that makes them far more versatile than their simple design would have you believe.
This guitar has had a full clear lacquer over spray over the original cherry finish, which accounts for its remarkable cosmetic condition. The neck is in good condition, and has benefitted from a re-fret that leaves it playing extremely well. The profile is a slimmer 'C' style shape, with the narrower 1 9/16ths nut width introduced in 1966. There is no evidence of any breaks or repairs. The original P90 pickup is present and correct, featuring both the black bobbin used on earlier pickups and the brass baseplate more commonly seen on later '60s examples. The pots are later 1970's, and the knobs and pickup cover has been changed. The tuners are repro Kluson vintage equivalents, and the bridge and tailpiece appear to be correct and original to the guitar, although there is evidence the guitar has had other vibrato tailpieces fitted in the past. This guitar features the original small guard and dog ear pickup combination that would be phased out in 1966. This guitar also includes its original yellow lined Gibson case.
This guitar has been given a full service & appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.